Episodes

Why you should seek jobs over internships

May 6, 2022

It is really difficult to find a job in marine science and conservation lately so many early career scientists search for internships before full time or temporary jobs, but is an internship in their best interest? I am a hu…

How to speak on complicated issues your audience

May 4, 2022

Science Communication is one of the most important parts of conservation as it is responsible for getting complex information to your audience, but people are used to simple sound bites rather than long explanations; therefo…

How Blue Foods are affected by climate change

May 2, 2022

Everyone loves food, you can tell by the number of restaurants that are in a city/town/village. There is a food network with chef battles and mouth-watering dishes. Many cultures use food as a way to socialize and build rela…

Organizations can move towards net zero

April 29, 2022

We own a lot of stuff and we love to buy stuff, but that stuff leads to a life of waste and builds on our impact on the oceans; therefore we need to move towards a net zero impact.   In today's episode, I am going to provide…

How you can leverage Earth Day activities into longer term action

April 27, 2022

Earth day has come and gone. It's a day to reflect on how we treat the planet and many people, workplaces, and so forth work to do a clean-up in parks or other areas within their communities, but does that do the trick? Is E…

How microplastics are being detected in our river systems

April 25, 2022

We know the problems that many of the common single-use plastics cause in the ocean and we also know that there are plenty of people working to create policies to ban these plastics, but there are more microplastics being us…

Yes, you can help change ocean policy

April 22, 2022

When you hear about the issues that are facing the ocean you want to help and you will do whatever you can to help the ocean, but sometimes your effort, although well intended, does not hit right; therefore, in this episode,…

Language influences the way we treat the environment

April 20, 2022

Governments at various levels have the authority to zone land for different purposes such as parks and commercial/residential zoning and the government departments will work together to provide the best outlook for the area,…

Arctic permafrost melting is shifting what the ocean bottom looks like

April 18, 2022

Countries first started to map the Arctic Ocean to show that their northern continental shelf extended far enough to lay claim to the world's northernmost oil deposits and it became a race for sovereignty, but researchers to…

How to get a Marine Biology job after graduating from college

April 15, 2022

Graduating with a Marine Biology degree is a great accomplishment and new graduates are ready to start looking for a job with eagerness, but they quickly realize that there aren't many jobs available for new graduates...with…

When will the marine mammal in captivity experiment be over?

April 13, 2022

Building a connection to the ocean is crucial to getting people interested in conserving the ocean. Marine theme parks that hold orcas, dolphins, seals, and sea lions are often advertised as ways to build the connection betw…

This is why cigarette butts are polluting the ocean

April 11, 2022

Smoking has been banned in most indoor public buildings and restaurants to increase the health of all people forcing smokers to move their habits outside but smokers now discard their cigarette butts on the street where they…

Turning ocean flip flop trash into a sustainable social enterprise with Ocean Sole Africa

April 8, 2022

Erin Smith, Chief Sole Officer, joins me on the podcast to discuss her journey navigating the tech world to taking over and growing a thriving social enterprise that cleans up flip flops that are washed up on the beach and p…

Are we, as marine scientists, misleading aspiring marine biologists?

April 6, 2022

There were two memes that inspired me to think about how we, as marine biologists, promote our field to aspiring marine biologists. We tell everyone that being a marine biologist is a great profession and brings great advent…

Agree or Disagree: Oil companies need to have bigger sanctions after repeated oil spills

April 4, 2022

A recent oil spill that covers 18,000 square meters of the coast of Lima, Peru may result in a fine of $37 million dollars, but is it enough? The Spanish company (Repsol) involved is not new to these offenses as it is the fo…

12 Tides: Building a sustainable, positive business with nutrient-rich kelp chips

April 1, 2022

Pat Shnettler joins me on the podcast to tell me the story of what led him to co-found 12 Tides, a sustainable seafood business that sells nutrient-rich kelp chips to people who want a tasty snack that is ocean safe.  Buy 12…

Not everyone is educated on the ocean, so we need to communicate better to help them

March 30, 2022

Have you ever had someone say to you that they are over the bans on plastic straws or changing their behaviour to help the ocean is too hard? It's a frustrating experience, but it tells us that people are not educated on oce…

Microplastics were found in the human bloodstream, so can we now actually do something about plastic pollution?

March 28, 2022

We often wait too late until we change the bad things we do in society. Climate change is wreaking havoc on our planet and we are still debating on whether it's real.  Now, a study showed that microplastics are in the human …

The one thing you need to do to get your dream job in marine science and conservation

March 25, 2022

You grow up wanting to be marine biologists and pursue the tough road through their undergraduate and graduate careers, but after you graduate, you can’t find a job, therefore you get extremely frustrated and sad, or maybe w…

Be your authentic self when communicating marine science

March 23, 2022

Many scientists love communicating their science to the public and they know that science communication is the key to improving conservation, but when they do SciComm they tend to not be their authentic selves causing their …

Corals can be heat trained for survival

March 21, 2022

Mass bleaching is happening more often for longer periods of time every year causing more damage than in previous years and it looks as though coral reefs will change in composition unless something is done to help them adap…

My journey to buying an electric vehicle (EV) to reduce my carbon footprint

March 18, 2022

Climate change is rearing its ugly head in many forms, including wildfires, mass coral bleaching, major glaciers and ice sheets melting, and an increase in major storms. the damage of climate change consequences are costing …

What Indigenous-led conservation means

March 16, 2022

Indigenous conservation success may not be the same for Western scientists and conservationists, yet we often approach conservation in Indigenous communities with our own preconceived notions of conservation success.  Angelo…

Studying the animals that hitch rides on the back of sea turtles

March 14, 2022

Dr. Nathan Robinson was part of a sea turtle research team when the team discovered that one of the sea turtles had a straw stuck up its nose. The entire ordeal was recorded and the video went viral on YouTube and contribute…